Local artisan and inventor Tony Davlin outfits his Cambridge bathroom in shimmering tiles and rare wood.
Photo by John Horner. Styling by Erica Farthing.
1. Davlin designed a line of precious-metal-and-glass tiles (which he still manufactures by hand in his first-floor workshop) for Ann Sacks in 2006. His bathroom showcases an assortment of them â€” made of 24-karat copper, rose, and antique gold â€” from the Sacks Davlin line.
2. The home features siding and several decks made from planks of Massaranduba, a Brazilian hardwood. He used leftover wood to create this handsome tub deck.
3. â€śWhen we framed the house, we put the tub in first and built everything up around it,â€ť Davlin says of the nearly three-foot-deep Neptune Tokyo soaking tub.
4. Davlin glazed the ipe-wood-framed window before covering it with Satin Ice acrylic from Dorchester supply house J. Freeman.
5. Water can flow into the bath via a Hudson Reed stainless steel mixing valve or it can pour down from a Kohler Laminar tub filler in the ceiling, which Davlin calls a â€śtouch of decadence.â€ť
6. â€śItâ€™s not in-your-face; itâ€™s warm,â€ť he says of the 24-karat rose-gold-leaf tiles that cover his walls. â€śBut itâ€™s not a Donald Trump, gold-plated look.â€ť
7. Originally, the shower was built over the tub, which had a platform that fit over it. As part of the most recent construction, Davlin created an open stall shower in what was once a closet.
8. The countertop is made of limestone from Adamo.
9. To accommodate a marble pedestal sink, the toe kick of the Kraftmaid Venicia acrylic cabinets was cut down.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/06/gold-struck/